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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128-131

Legionella pneumonia with rhabdomyolysis in a healthy young patient

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Losev Losante Child and Adult Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Nephrology, Losev Losante Child and Adult Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Emel Bayrak
Department of Internal Medicine, Losev Losante Child and Adult Hospital, Kızılcasar, 23 Nisan Cd. No: 20, 06830 Golbasi, Ankara
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejop.ejop_85_19

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Legionella pneumonia is a lung infection caused by Legionella Pneumophila. Immune suppression, smoking, advanced age and chronic lung disease are the risk factors for Legionella Pneumonia. Pneumonia which developed outside hospital in a patient without an immune deficiency is defined as community-acquired pneumonia. Pneumonia with subacute onset, prodromal symptoms and extra pulmonary manifestations, often seen at a young age, is called atypical pneumonia. Although it is more common as a causative agent of pneumonia in patients with immune deficiency, Legionella Pneumophila is also an important cause of community-acquired atypical pneumonia. As a rare complication of legionella pneumonia, rhabdomyolysis causes a significant increase in mortality. We present a case of Legionella Pneumonia accompanied by rhabdomyolysis and acute renal injury.

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